The most anticipated horse race of the year is in the starting blocks.

On Sunday January 29, at the Paris-Vincennes racecourse, the Prix d'Amérique Legend Race 2023 will be held. A world-renowned harnessed trotting race that makes the winning horse and driver into legend.

Just as it thrills the 40,000 spectators who come to experience this mythical race live and bet on their favorite horse.

Idao de Tillard big favorite

This year, of the 18 competitors who will compete over the 2,700m long track, all eyes are on the new trotting phenomenon: Idao de Tillard.

The young five-year-old horse, trained by Thierry Duvaldestin, is the big favorite of this 102nd edition.

"He's really a horse you can count on," observes Pierre-Joseph Goetz, the former star horse racing commentator for the Equidia television channel.

He knows how to do everything and can take advantage of any circumstances in the race to win against the old ones”.

For second place, the master of predictions is betting on Horsy Dream: “It's a horse that is on the rise and will be unshod from the four.

It is important to note!


By running barefoot a horse has less weight to carry, which can influence PMU prognoses.

Another favorite of the Haufor Hip Hop competition.

“He can wake up on the day of the Prix d'Amérique, warns Pierre-Joseph Goetz.

In my opinion, Christian Bigeon is going to be dangerous with this horse”.

If these three riders stand out from the rest of the peloton, we must also keep an eye on Flamme du Goutier, winner of the Prix de Cornulier – the biggest mounted trotting race – on Sunday January 22nd.

"She can come and get a fourth place," he said.

As for Délia du Pommereux and Hooker Berry, they could well compete for fifth place.

An "experience" to live

Before the start of the race, which will keep everyone spellbound, many activities await the spectators.

Because on that day, a rule is in order.

“You never get bored one day at the Prix d'Amérique, it's an experience!

“, insists Valérie François, marketing and communication director of the company Le Trot, organizer of the event.

As soon as the gates of the racecourse open on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., spectators will be immersed in a most festive atmosphere, worthy of an American show.

Between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., 11 races are on the program.

The presentation of the 18 drivers of the Prix d'Amérique Legend Race will then begin.

“The trophy will come by air,” says Valérie François, while keeping other surprises to herself.

At 4 p.m., the former glories of the Prix d'Amérique will parade on the track.

A first.

Then it will be the turn of the 18 competitors at the start of the race to parade.

"It's the emotional moment of the day," she says.

Before the big thrill.

At 4:25 p.m. sharp, the horses will be released.

Who will be crowned champion?

Your bets!


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